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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-16-2019, 01:18 PM Thread Starter
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GRP Carbon Fiber Mirror Housing on my 400

These arrived today and after a very easy 10 minute install they are on. Really look great and goes very well with my GRP carbon fiber barge boards and carbon fiber hatch and access panel my car came with. Thanks Greg for usual great service!






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And what I know you all want to know, I saved a total of 2.2 ounces.




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Those look awesome! Far better than the fake carbon that Lotus prints on the plastic cover. Thumbs up to GRP for making the part better than OEM!

If it were me, I'd throw some PPF on those while they're still perfect. My mirrors get covered in bugs every time I drive!
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I had PPF on the stock and I actually tried to remove from them to put on until I can bring car in, failed miserably

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Nice part to upgrade with, does anyone make a CF roof for the Evora 400?
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I had PPF on the stock and I actually tried to remove from them to put on until I can bring car in, failed miserably
It looks like Xpel has a kit and you can buy precut film for the Evora 400. It comes with the film for the top of the hood and access panel, but perhaps you could call them and see if you can buy just the mirrors. Otherwise if a good vinyl shop can get the files from Xpel, you could order from them.

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Thanks but I already learned today I'm not good at working with sticky stuff. I will just bring to my local shop I use. Funny thing is will probably cost me close to what I paid for mirrors. It's great being able to buy these parts without exotic tax
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I had PPF on the stock and I actually tried to remove from them to put on until I can bring car in, failed miserably
You didn't fail, you can't pull the old and reuse it to my knowledge. You throw it away and get a new piece of film.

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Sounds like a easy and looks like a sweet upgrade so I just ordered some to continue my addiction to CF.
What is the procedure to remove the factory ones and install the CF ones?


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Nice part to upgrade with, does anyone make a CF roof for the Evora 400?
We sell the Tecnocraft CF roof.
Check it out here: https://www.gregsraceparts.com/colle...-roof-assembly

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How does one install a new roof on the Evora? Cut the old one out and weld the new one on?? If new one is carbon, how does it mount?
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Sounds like a easy and looks like a sweet upgrade so I just ordered some to continue my addiction to CF.
What is the procedure to remove the factory ones and install the CF ones?


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They are just on with clips, start at bottom and work your way up

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How does one install a new roof on the Evora? Cut the old one out and weld the new one on?? If new one is carbon, how does it mount?
Inquiring minds want to know - How does one install a new CF roof on the Evora?

Cut the old one out and weld the new one on?
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Inquiring minds want to know - How does one install a new CF roof on the Evora?

Cut the old one out and weld the new one on?
If the B is for Build video is anything to go off of, the roof panel is glued on. What’s more, the top seal to the windshield goes on top of the front lip of the roof, meaning you might have to take your windshield out to replace the roof. Continuing forward, that means you might have to remove the front clam to remove the windshield. The old roof would likely need to be cut off in small pieces, so there’s no going back after you start.

In other words, if you want a CF roof, you’d better reeeeaally want one.

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Nice part to upgrade with, does anyone make a CF roof for the Evora 400?
. Lotus and Technocraft make them, other than the 3 to 4 grand for the roof, it is rather major surgery to cut off the old one.

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If the B is for Build video is anything to go off of, the roof panel is glued on. What’s more, the top seal to the windshield goes on top of the front lip of the roof, meaning you might have to take your windshield out to replace the roof. Continuing forward, that means you might have to remove the front clam to remove the windshield. The old roof would likely need to be cut off in small pieces, so there’s be no going back after you start.

In other words, if you want a CF roof, you’d better reeeeaally want one.
That procedure sounds painful just to read about. No thank you for me.
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That procedure sounds painful just to read about. No thank you for me.
Sounds like one should just buy an Evora with an OEM CF roof and do not attempt a DIY.
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